Yesterday, I received a phone call from an old friend informing me the Horseheads School District was having another committee (The Facilities Use/Grade Configuration Study Focus Group) asking for participation of the community! She asked if I was interested! I told her, “No, it’s a waste of time!” Even though I’m retired, I’d still consider it a waste!
Several years ago I was on the Strategic Planning Committee. It turned out to be a complete waste of my time. A consultant was paid to herd us like cattle through the process, taking us where the administration wanted to go all the time. Like a herd of cattle we were driven over the trail, pushed into the pens at the slaughter house, then lead to our demise. Money was the major topic to implement improvements!
They are asking for a group of 72, just like that Strategic Planning Committee. It will be laden with a school district employee majority. Those from the community will be shown the writing on the wall, so they will be stealthily encouraged to drop out.